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How do I suppress repotools from creating "configuration" log ?


Kevin Ramer (4.5k6172191) | asked Oct 06 '16, 10:31 a.m.
I use repotools-jts to periodically list issued licenses for server metrics.   I notice that 100000s of log files were written each time repotools-jts is run.  I have removed them, but this is an example of the content, location of one such file.  
current directory is repotools under a CLM 5.0.2 install

cat ./jts/eclipse/configuration/1475763999062.log
!SESSION 2016-10-06 10:26:38.368 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=unknown
java.fullversion=JRE 1.6.0 IBM J9 2.4 AIX ppc64-64 jvmap6460sr16-20140626_204542 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled)
J9VM - 20140626_204542
JIT  - r9_20130920_46510ifx7
GC   - GA24_Java6_SR16_20140626_1848_B204542
BootLoader constants: OS=aix, ARCH=ppc64, WS=motif, NL=en_US
Framework arguments:  -application com.ibm.team.repotools.rcp.repotools_application -listIssuedFloatingLicenses repositoryURL=https://imsclm.tivlab.raleigh.ibm.com:9444/jts credentialsFile=/home/ramerk/.credentials.properties logFile=imsclm.log
Command-line arguments:  -application com.ibm.team.repotools.rcp.repotools_application -data /CLM502/rtc3srv1/server/../repotools/jts/workspace -listIssuedFloatingLicenses repositoryURL=https://imsclm.tivlab.raleigh.ibm.com:9444/jts credentialsFile=/home/ramerk/.credentials.properties logFile=imsclm.log

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2016-10-06 10:26:39.515
!MESSAGE Bundle org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86 not found.


I know I could farm the filesystem and remove those files, but how can they be bit-bucketed ( i.e. never written )

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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered Oct 07 '16, 12:59 a.m.
I believe it is caused by a small bug. The log file is there because Eclipse cannot resolve the bundle mentioned in the log file - "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86". Well, it should not be there anyway, as you are using AIX.

To resolve this, modify the file repotools/jts/eclipse/configuration/config.ini by removing the string "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86,". Or replace it with the actual bundle for the platform (which you can find in the repotools/jts/eclipse/plugins folder. For example, on Red Hat Linux, it is "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86". I don't find any ill effect with either solution.
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Kevin Ramer commented Oct 07 '16, 8:18 a.m.

I will give your suggestion a whirl !


Kevin Ramer commented Oct 07 '16, 8:59 a.m.

Removing the org.eclipse.equinox...win32.win32.x86 made repotools angrier.  There are only the win32 and linux variety of org.eclipse.equinox.launcher plugin under the plugins folder.


Donald Nong commented Oct 09 '16, 7:26 p.m.

Did you remove it and the comma? All plugin names are separated by commas.  It's not my experience that the repotools gets any angrier. :-)


Kevin Ramer commented Dec 09 '16, 10:27 a.m.

I revisited this today making sure I removed the plugin name leaving a single delimiter.  No more logs !

Thanks Donald

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